Tag: Light City Baltimore

Ignite Your Sustainability at GreenLab@LightCity

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Light City Baltimore’s electricity bill won’t break the bank this year. The event’s light installations use state-of-the-art energy-saving lighting units. Credit: Light City/BOPA

For a second year, Light City Baltimore will light up our town with a world-class light show, art, music and innovation conferences from March 31 to April 8. According to Jamie McDonald, Light City’s board co-chair, “If the light celebration, music and art is the beauty, the Labs@LightCity innovation conferences during the day are the brains.”

Consider checking out the sustainability-focused GreenLab@LightCity on April 4. GreenLab will offer insights and strategies from national and local thinkers on how we can chart a sustainable future for every zip code.

Light City 2017 Goes All-Local with Food and Drink Lineup

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“Peacock” by Tim Scofield and Kyle Miller. Photo via lightcity.org.

Those who drop by this year’s nine-day Light City festival will have a wide range of local fare from which to choose.

Soon, You Can Learn How to Build and Fly Drones at Open Works

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A boy at the McDonogh School builds a drone, Courtesy Global Air Media

A new collaboration between Baltimore’s Open Works and Global Air Media makes the days when parents first sent their teenagers away to computer camp look like ancient history.

Hot Plate: Valentine’s Day, The Local Fry Turns Two, Whisky Weekend at Magdalena & The Ivy Hotel

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Star anise-dusted venison is on the Valentine’s Day menu at The Milton Inn.

It’s that time of year when hearts, flowers and prix fixe menus dominate the restaurant scene. It’s Valentine’s weekend! Baltimore restaurants do have a lot of big plans in the works for the holiday, but this week offers more than chocolate.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town:

Year End Round-Up: With Harbor Point, CORE and Growing Influence of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Development Spread Far Beyond Downtown in 2016

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Mechanic Theatre lot
The year in development began, the way every year does, as a blank slate waiting to be filled. But it also began literally with a blank slate in the form of a gaping hole downtown where the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre once stood.

City Takes ‘Light City Baltimore’ Creators to Court Over Ownership Rights

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Courtesy Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Courtesy Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Baltimore’s arts council is suing the couple who planted the idea seed for the festival that lit up Baltimore and brought hundreds of thousands to the Inner Harbor this past spring.

‘Kindling’ Looks to Spark Conversations Across Races and Neighborhoods

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Kindling’s vision team plans a unique community conversation. Pictured are: Andre Robinson, Nel Andrews, Jamie McDonald, Dale Terrill, and Quincey Gamble. Meryam Bouadjemi not pictured.

It’s safe to say that one factor Freddie Gray’s death and the ensuing unrest exposed is that Baltimore continues to be a city divided. We have a lot to learn about each other. Like other cities, many of us stick with who and what we know.  We tend to stay in our zones which makes it tough to engage with others outside of our routine. 

When key players from OneBaltimore, Innovation Village, Mt. Royal Community Development Corp, and the Light City team examined how to bridge these divides, they came up with a new idea called “Kindling.” As the name implies, Kindling is designed to spark one-on-one conversations between Baltimoreans who may never get the opportunity to know one another.

The inaugural Kindling event will be held this Saturday, April 30 at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in historic Bolton Hill in Innovation Village. Consider taking part in a new type of community conversation built on the belief that progress will be made when we move past labels and see one another as individuals.